Mohamed Hamaki during the concert at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Photo: courtesy of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019)
Egyptian star Mohamed Hamaki was announced as the Favorite Male Artist chosen by the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 on Friday 20 September.
The choice of Hamaki comes as a result of votes cast throughout the months of August and September.
“I’m very happy… and it means a lot to me to be nominated by the kids. I’ve always said that kids don’t do flattery; either they like you or they don’t, so for kids to choose me as a favorite is an honor for me," Hamaki told the award organisers.
Over 15 million children and young voters took part in the process, using the hashtag of their favourite nominee on the Nickelodeon website, Instagram and via the Nickelodeon Play app.
The final results were announced during a grand celebration organised by the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
The celebration also included "performances and stunts, including a mash-up of hits by global superstar and event host, Jason Derulo, including his latest hit, Mamacita, the sliming of co-host Haifa Beseisso, and performances by Conor Maynard, Maritta and al-Waleed Hallani, Nora Fatehi and Fnaire, Dyler and Mohamed Hamaki," the organisers revealed in their press release.
Other favorite artists chosen by the young fans include Billie Eilish (Best International Star), Hala Al Turk, Bahrain (Best Female Artist), Rajaa Belmir and Omar Belmir, Morocco (Favorite Group), Cynthia Samuel, Canada/Lebanon (Favorite Female Newcomer), Dyler, Saudi Arabia (Favorite Male Newcomer), Asaad Alzahrani, Saudi Arabia (Favorite Actor), Aseel Omran, Saudi Arabia (Favorite Actress), among other winners from the Arab World in numerous categories.
The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 was part of the 10-day Abu Dhabi Family Week, an event filled with educational activited dedicated to children’s and family entertainment organised by DCT Abu Dhabi. Additional activities included the brand new The World of Nickelodeon, taking place from 19th to 21st of September at ADNEC.
The multi-award-winning Egyptian artist Hamaki started as a composer for many years and gained widespread fame after his first album 'Khalina Neish' in 2003.